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Poster: conv Date: Oct 29, 2006 11:04am
Forum: netlabels Subject: [cnv35] Kevin M Krebs - the blue concubine

K. M. Krebs delivers five solid compositions of electroacoustic/ambient artistry with "The Blue Concubine". A mark of his signature style, Krebs melds and juxtaposes organic sounds with electronic sounds to build a highly listenable album of deep electro-organic ambiance. Applying his own unique take on contemporary musique concrète, manipulations of concrete sounds and abstract electronics are woven into a collection of richly textured works full of intensity and emotion. This is an album of flux and contrasts, where the comforting sounds of chimes and bells vie against dense electronic drones; where noisy, dissonant collages meet moments of choral-like concord; where traces of phonography intermingle with processed digital sounds; and where the shifting atonalities of ambient noise symbolize the unpredictability of this kind of music.

liner notes by Larry Johnson / cover photo by Liam Frankland